Danny S., the man arrested for a fatal hit-and-run accident near the Pinkpop festival grounds in Landgraaf last week, did not see the victims sitting in the road until it was too late, his lawyer said in a statement. Because he did not see them, he could not brake or swerve out in time to avoid hitting them, according to the lawyer, NOS reports.
The 34-year-old man suspected of a fatal hit-and-run in Landgraaf on Monday, had no terrorist motives, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday based on the investigation so far, ANP reports.
The investigation is still ongoing. The Public Prosecutor and police are still doing technical investigation, speaking to witnesses and questioning the suspect. No further information can be made public at this time, in the interest of the investigation.
The four victims of a hit-and-run accident at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf early on Monday morning, were sitting in the road playing games, witnesses said to RTL Nieuws and AD.
A 34-year-old man from Heerlen turned himself in to the police in Amsterdam in connection with a fatal crash that left one man dead and three persons critically injured near the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf on Monday morning, the authorities announced in a press conference at noon. Whether this was an accident or a deliberate attack, is still under investigation.
Police arrested the suspected driver in a fatal crash that left one person dead and three others in critical condition early Monday morning. The arrest was announced at about 11:15 a.m., a little over seven hours after the hit-and-run incident.
Authorities did not reveal whether or not it was an accident.
A press conference was scheduled for noon at the Landgraaf city hall. The crash happened on Mensheggerweg in the Limburg town, close to the Pinkpop music festival’s Campground B.